Philomina

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Philomina
Born Philomina
1926
Mullurkara, Thrissur, India
Died January 2, 2006(2006-01-02)
Chennai
Occupation Actress
Years active 1964–2003
Spouse(s) Antony
Awards Kerala State Film Awards
1970, 1987 - Best Supporting Artiste (Thurakkathavaathil , Olavum Theeravum), (Thaniyavarthanam")

Philomina (1926 – 2 January 2006) was a veteran Malayalam film actress. She had acted in more than 750 films in her career. She played mostly character and comedy roles, besides that of grandmother and mother.[1] She started acting on the stage. This experience stood her in good stead when she was offered her first film role.[2] The character of Anappara Achamma in Godfather is acknowledged to be one of the powerful roles ever in Malayalam cinema.[3]

Early life[edit]

Entering the film industry with eight years of experience in professional drama, she worked with the drama troupe of P J Antony in the early days. She used to say it was her initial experience with an actor like Antony that helped her shape her film career.

Philomina's parents were perturbed, when she had to travel to Chennai for the first shoot, it was Moidu Padiyathu who convinced her parents. Her first movie, Kuttikkupayam (1964), produced by T.E. Vasudevan and directed by M. Krishnan Nair was a big hit. Philomina, who essayed the role of Prem Nazir's mother, a Muslim character.

Personal Life[edit]

She got married to Antony a Theater Artist on 1956, but lost her husband when her son Joseph was three years old.

Film career[edit]

Philomina won her first State award, for the best supporting actress, in 1970 for her roles in films Thurakkathavaathil and Olavum Theeravum. In 1987, she received the award for the second time for Thaniyavarthanam.[4]

Somewhere during this time, there was a short break in her career. She came back in the films of Bharathan and Padmarajan. The roles in films like Chatta, Innale, Njan Gandharvan, Venkalam, Churam, Vietnam Colony. Her roles in Kudumbapuranam, Godfather, Uppukandam Brothers, Thalayanamandram and Kakkothikavile Appuppanthadikal would also be remembered for long.[5]

It was Sathyan Anthikkad who first cast Philomina in a comic role. The film Madanmaar Londonil, gave this talented actress a new image. Her roles in films like Malayogam, Kireedam, Uncle Bun, Manathe Kottaram, Vrudhanmaare Sookshikkuka and In Harihar Nagar.

In a career spanning over four decades Philomina starred in 750 films and numerous television serials. She was last seen in Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum.

Later life[edit]

Philomina was living in a small, well done-up apartment in Kochi till she shifted to her son's place in Chennai a couple of years before her death. She was a chronic diabetic and suffered stroke in 2005. She was getting insulin shots for her diabetic condition. She was bed-ridden for over a month. She died at her son- Joseph's residence in Chennai due to diabetes related problems in January 2006.

Awards[edit]

Kerala State Film Awards:

Partial Filmography[edit]

2000s[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
2003 Meerayude Dukhavum Muthuvinte Swapnavum Muthu's Grandmother Vinayan Prithviraj, Renuka Menon, Jagathy
2001 Korappan The Great Sunil Mukesh, Nadirsha
2000 Anamuttathe Aangalamar Madhu Gopan Jagadish, Jagathy
2000 Rapid Action Force Salim Bava Kalabhavan Mani , Siddique
2000 Ee Mazha Thenmazha KK Haridas Thilakan, Srividya
2000 Rakkilipattu Priyadarshan Jyothika , Sukumari
2000 Mister Butler Grandmother Sasi Shankar Dileep, Innocent, Jagathy

1990s[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
1999 Bharya Veettil Parama Sukam Rajan Sithara Jagathy, Vijayaraghavan
1999 Charlie Chaplin PK Radhakrishnan Jagathy, Prem Kumar
1998 Amma Ammayiamma Narayani Amma Sandhya Mohan Mukesh, Sukanya
1998 Kusruthikuruppu
1998 Achaamakuttiyude Achaayan Rajan P Dev Rajan P. Dev, Srividya
1997 Manthramothiram Sai Shankar Dileep, Kalabhavan Mani, Nedumudi Venu
1997 Churam Bharathan Divya Unni, Manoj K. Jayan, Nedumudi Venu
1997 Vamsam Baiju Kottarakkara Mukesh, Sreejaya
1997 Adukkalaa Rahasyam Angadipattu Nisar Geetha, Jagathy, Vijayaraghavan
1996 Vanarasena Narayani Jayan Varkala Anju Aravind, Sudheesh, Jagathy
1996 Malayalamaasam Chingam Onnu Nisar Prem Kumar, Dileep, Rudra
1996 Kireedamillatha Rajakkanmaar Saramma Kalabhavan Ansar Annie, Jagadish, Jagathy, Prem Kumar, Kalabhavan Mani
1996 Excuse Me Ehtu Collegilla Mohanroop Prem Kumar, Kalabhavan Mani, Innocent
1996 Aayiram Naavulla Ananthan Thulasidas Mammootty, Murali, Gauthami
1995 Kusruthikaattu Suresh Vinu Jayaram, Kanaka
1995 Kalyanji Anandji Balu Kiriyath Mukesh, Annie
1995 Thumboli Kadappuram Jayaraj Vijayaraghavan, Priya Raman
1995 Keerthanam Venu B Nair Mukesh, Pragathi
1995 Avittam Thirunaal Aarogya Sriman Viji Thampi Jagathy, Balachandra Menon, Shanthi Krishna
1994 Pidakkozhi Koovunna Noottandu Mariamma Viji Thampi Urvashi, Kalpana, Manoj K. Jayan
1994 Moonnam Loka Pattalam Padmakumar Kalabhavan Mani , Maathu
1994 Kambolam Alphonsa Baiju Kottarakkara Babu Antony, Charmila
1994 Chakoram Amminiyamma MA Venu Murali, Shanthi Krishna
1994 Manathe Kottaram Dilip's Gmother Sunil Kushboo, Dileep, Suresh Gopi
1994 Kadal Martha Siddique-Shameer Babu Antony, Charmila
1994 Bharya Hari's grandmother M Kunchacko Jagadish, Urvashi
1994 Vrudhanmaare Sookshikukka Margerett Sunil Jayaram, Kushboo, Dileep
1993 Uppukandam Brothers TS Suresh Babu Jagadish, Jagathy Sreekumar
1993 O'Faby K Sreekuttan Rockey, Jagathy Sreekumar
1993 Venkalam Grandmother Bharathan Murali, Urvashi
1993 Pravachakan P. G. Viswambaran Mukesh, Siddique, Mamukkoya
1993 Bhagyavan Janu Suresh Unnithan Sreenivasan, Jagathy, Sithara
1993 Vardhkyapuranam Rajasenan Manoj K. Jayan, Kanaka
1993 Sthreedhanam Vanaja's grandmother Urvashi'
1992 Snehasagaram Sathyan Anthikkad Sunitha, Innocent, Murali, Urvashi
1992 Ponnaram Thottathe Rajavu P Anil, Babu Narayanan Jagadish, Urvashi
1992 Oru Kochu Bhoomikulukkam P.Chandrasekhar Sreenivasan, Monisha, Shobana
1992 My Dear Muthachan Kunjamma Sathyan Anthikkad Thilakan, Jayaram
1992 Kunukkitta Kozhi Indu's grandmother Viji Thampy Jagadish, Siddique
1992 Ente Ponnu Thampuran Meerabhai A.T.Abu Suresh Gopi, Urvashi
1992 Kasargod Khader Bhai Thandamma Thulasidas Jagadish, Siddique, Sunitha, Innocent
1992 Vietnam Colony Suhra Bai Siddique-Lal Mohanlal, Innocent, Kanaka
1991 Ennum Nanmakal Dr.Aniruddan's mother Sathyan Anthikkad Jayaram, Shari
1991 Uncle Bun Gloria Therathi Bhadran Mohanlal, Kushboo, Nedumudi Venu
1991 Ulladakkam Hospital Attendant Kamal Mohanlal, Shobana, Amala
1991 Souhrdam Kathrina Shaji Kailas Mukesh, Urvashi, Parvathy
1991 Pookkalam Varavayi Akkamma Kamal Jayaram, Sunitha, Baby Shamili, Innocent, Jagathy
1991 Parallel College Rahelamma Thulasidas Suresh Gopi, Geetha
1991 Njan Gandharvan Bhama's Grandmother Padmarajan Nitish Bharadwaj, Suparna Anand
1991 Mookilla Rajyathu Insane Lady Asokan, Thaha Mukesh, Thilakan, Jagathy, Siddique
1991 God Father Anappara Achamma Sidddhique-Lal Mukesh, Jagadish, Siddique
1991 Amina Taliors Khadeeja Sajan Ashokan, Parvathy
1991 Kalari Prassi Malloor Jagadish, Siddique
1991 Ezhunnallathu House owner Harikumar Jayaram, Mukesh
1991 Mimics Parade Thandamma Thulasidas Jagadish, Siddique, Sunitha, Innocent
1991 Innathe Programme Bhargavikutty Amma P. G. Viswambaran Mukesh, Siddique, Zainuddin, Radha
1991 Aakasakottayile Sulthan Pappy's Sister Jayaraj Sreenivasan, Saranya Ponvannan, Mamukkoya
1990 Vidhyarambam Jayaraj Nedumudi Venu, Sreenivasan
1990 Pavakoothu Nurse K Sreekuttan Jayaram, Parvathy
1990 Kshanakathu TK Rajeev Kumar Niyaz Musaliyar, Athira
1990 Sasneham Veroni Sathyan Anthikkad Balachandra Menon, Shobana, Innocent
1990 Orukkam Paru K.Madhu Suresh Gopi, Murali, Ranjini
1990 Malayogam Mary Sibi Malayil Jayaram, Parvathy, Innocent
1990 Kouthuka Varthakal Rosemary's Grandmother Thulasidas Suresh Gopi, Urvashi, Siddique
1990 In Harihar Nagar Maya's Grandmother Siddique-Lal Mukesh, Jagadish, Siddique, Ashokan
1990 Gajakesariyogam Philipose's Mother P. G. Viswambaran Mukesh, Sunitha, Innocent, K. P. A. C. Lalitha
1990 Doctor Pasupathy Kunjulakshmi Shaji Kailas Innocent, Parvathy, Mamukkoya
1990 Kalikkalam Janakiyamma Sathyan Anthikkad Mammootty, Shobana

1980s[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
1989 Ulsavapittennu Muthassi Gopi Mohanlal, Parvathy, Jayaram
1989 Kireedam Muthassi Sibi Malayil Mohanlal, Thilakan
1989 Pradeshika Varthakal Kamal Jayaram, Innocent, Parvathy
1989 Peruvannapurathe Visheshangal Matriarch of Kavumpattu Kamal Jayaram, Parvathy, Jagathy
1989 Oru Sayanathinte Swapnam Inmate of the old age home Bharathan Suhasini, Mukesh
1989 Mazhavil Kavadi Velayudhankutty's Grandmother Sathyan Anthikkad Jayaram, Urvashi, Sithara
1989 Innale Rahelamma Padmarajan Jayaram, Shobana, Suresh Gopi
1989 Artham House Owner Sathyan Anthikkad Mammootty, Sreenivasan, Parvathy
1989 Mahayanam Janamma Joshi Mammootty, Seema, Mukesh
1989 Thalayanamanthram Paru Sathyan Anthikkad Sreenivasan, Urvashi, Jayaram
1989 Jaithra Yathra Sister Sasikumar Thilakan, Soman
1988 Pattana Pravesam Prabhakaran Thampi's Mother Sathyan Anthikkad Mohanlal, Sreenivasan, Ambika
1988 Oru Muthassi Katha Unnili Muthassi Priyadarshan Nirosha, Thiagarajan, Vineeth, K. B. Ganesh Kumar
1988 Kudumbapuranam Kunjamma Sathyan Anthikkad Balachandra Menon, Ambika, Thilakan
1988 Kakkothikkavile Appooppan Thaadikal Kamal Revathi, Ambika
1988 Dinarathrangal Aravindan's Mother Joshi Mammootty, Sumalatha, Mukesh
1987 Yagagni P Chandrakumar Suresh Gopi, Mukesh
1987 Thaniyavarthanam Sibi Malayil Mammootty, Saritha
1986 Arapatta Kettiya Gramathil Padmarajan Mammootty, Asokan, Kanakalatha
1986 Rareeram Sister Sibi Malayil Mammootty, Shobana, Nedumudi Venu
1985 Kathodu Kathoram Old woman Bharathan Mammootty, Saritha, Nedumudi Venu
1985 Vellirikka Pattanam Thomas Berly Prem Nazir, Ratheesh
1985 Ee Lokam Ivide Kure Manushyar Rosi PG Vishwambharan Mammootty, Jayabharathi
1985 Ambada Njanee Devayani's grandmother Antony Eastman Shankar Panikkar, Nedumudi Venu
1985 Janakeeya Kodathi Gopi's mother Hassan Madhu, Srividya
1985 Njaan Piranna Naattil Naaniyamma P Chandrakumar Mohanlal , Aruna Mucherla
1984 NH 47 Baby Jose, Jagathy Sreekumar
1984 Ethirppukal Unni Aranmula Mammootty, Ratheesh
1984 Unaroo Mani Ratnam Mohanlal, Ratheesh
1984 Manasariyathe Sankaran's mother Soman Ambat Mohanlal , Zarina Wahab
1983 Manassoru Mahasamudram Renuka's Mother PK Joseph Mammootty, Ratheesh
1983 Pallankuzhi N M Sreedharan Roopa, V Sambasivan
1983 Nazeema A sheriff Mohanlal , Nedumudi Venu
1983 Mandanmar Londonil Sathyan Anthikkad Sukumaran , Nedumudi Venu
1983 Aa Rathri Abdu's Mother Joshi Mammootty, Poornima Jayaram, Lalu Alex
1983 Sandhya Mayangum Neram Achankunju's mother Bharathan Bharath Gopi, Jayabharathi
1981 Abhinayam Bharghavi Baby Jayan, Vidhubala
1981 Chaatta Velu's mother Bharathan Balan K. Nair, Nedumudi Venu
1980 Nayattu Sreekumaran Thampi Prem Nazir, Zarina Wahab

1970s[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
1979 Puthiya Velicham Althara Amma Sreekumaran Thampi Srividya, Jayan, Jayabharathi
1979 Kazhukan A.B.Raj Jayan, Shubha, Sukumaran
1979 Pambaram Baby Prem Nazir, Bhavani
1979 Mani Koya Kuruppu
1978 Vayanadan Thampan A Vincent Kamalahasan, Sheela
1978 Kudumbsm Namukku Sreekovil Lakshmiyamma Hariharan Prem Nazir, K. R. Vijaya
1978 Ee Manohara Theeram Amminiyamma IV Sasi Jayan, Jayabharathi
1978 Ithanente Vazhi
1978 Lisa Deviyamma Baby Vidhubala, Prem Nazir, Seema
1977 Hridayame Sakshi
1977 Chathurvedam
1977 Mohavum Mukthiyum
1977 Shanku Pushpam Naaniyamma Baby M. G. Soman , Vidhubala
1977 Yatheem Amina M Krishnan Nair K. P. Ummer, Sheela
1977 Snehayamuna
1976 Themmadi Velappan Aliyar's umma Hariharan Prem Nazir, Madhu
1975 Palazhi Madanam
1975 Aranya Kandam
1975 Sathyathinte Nizhalil
1975 Thamarathoni
1975 Ayodhya PN Sundaram Prem Nazir, K. R. Vijaya
1974 Poonthenaruvi Achaamma Sasikumar Prem Nazir, Nanditha Bose
1974 Chattakari KS Sethumadhavan Lakshmi, Mohan Sharma
1974 College Girl Prof. Parukuttiyamma Hariharan Prem Nazir, Vidhubala
1974 Arakallan Mukkalkallan P Bhaskaran Prem Nazir, Jayabharathi
1974 Thacholi Marumakan Chandu
1974 Rahasya Rathri
1973 Padmavyooham Raheal Sasikumar Prem Nazir, Vijayasree
1973 Kapalika Eali Cross Belt Mani Prem Nazir, Sheela
1973 Ladies Hostel Annamma Hariharan Prem Nazir, Jayabharathi
1973 Bhadradeepam Rajani's Mother M Krishnan Nair Prem Nazir, Sharada
1973 Aradhika Paaruammayi BK Pottekkad Raghavan, Jayabharathi
1973 Maram Ayisha Yusufali Kecheri Prem Nazir, Jayabharathi
1973 Police Ariyaruthu MS Senthil Kumar Madhu, Ushanandini
1973 Udayam Ikkavamma P Bhaskaran Madhu, Sharada
1973 Kaliyugam
1973 Pani Theeratha Veedu Jose's mother KS Sethumadhavan Prem Nazir, Nanditha Bose
1973 Achani Mariamma A Vincent Prem Nazir, Nanditha Bose
1973 Rakkuyil
1973 Dharmayudham Narayani A Vincent Prem Nazir, Nanditha Bose
1972 Achanum Bappayum Fathima KS Sethumadhavan K. P. Ummer, Jayabharathi
1972 Devi
1972 Lakshyam
1972 Iniyoru Janmam Tharoo
1972 Aradi Manninte Janmi Vishalakshi Amma P Bhaskaran Madhu, Prem Nazir, Sheela
1972 Theertha Yathra Neighbour's mother A Vincent Madhu, Sharada
1972 Pulliman
1972 Omana Eliyamma Koshi JD Thottan Prem Nazir, Sheela
1972 Postmane Kanmanilla M Kunchacko Prem Nazir, Vijayasree
1972 Preethi
1972 Sakthi
1972 Mantrakodi Grandmother M Krishnan Nair Prem Nazir, Vijayasree
1971 Marunattil Oru Mathukutty AB Raj Prem Nazir, Sheela
1971 Thapaswini
1971 Makane Ninakku Vendi
1971 Muthassi
1971 Kuttyedathi Narayani PN Menon Sathyan, Kuttyedathi Vilasini
1971 Inquilab Sindabad Narayani KS Sethumadhavan Madhu, Sathyan
1971 Sindooracheppu Muslim lady Madhu Madhu, Jayabharathi
1971 Anubhavangal Paalichakal Parvathi's Mother KS Sethumadhavan Sathyan, Sheela
1971 Abhijathyam Kunjannamma A Vincent Madhu, Sharada
1971 Ummachu
1971 Navavadhu
1971 Thettu Eali KS Sethumadhavan K. P. Ummer, Sheela
1970 Palunku Pathram
1970 Thurakkatha Vathil Beevathumma P Bhaskaran Madhu, Prem Nazir
1970 Vazhve Mayam Parukutty KS Sethumadhavan Sathyan, Sheela
1970 Abhayam Sr.Briggitte Ramu Kariyat Madhu, Sheela
1970 Aranazhikaneram Saramma KS Sethumadhavan Sathyan, Prem Nazir
1970 Olavum Theeravum Nabisa's Mother P. N. Menon Madhu, Ushanandini
1970 Priya
1970 Ambalapravu

1960s[edit]

Year Title Role Director Cast
1967 Iruttinte Athmavu Meenakshiyamma P Bhaskaran Prem Nazir, Sharada
1966 Kalithozhan
1966 Manikya Kottaram
1966 Thilothama
1966 Kalyana Rathriyil
1966 Anarkali Anarkali's mother M Kunchacko Prem Nazir, Sathyan
1966 Pattuthoovala Maa P Subramaniam Madhu, Sheela
1965 Kattupookkal Thaiyamma K Thankappan Madhu, Devika
1965 Subaida Raziya MS Mani Madhu , Ambika Sukumaran
1965 Chemmeen Ramu Karyat Sathyan, Sheela, Madhu
1965 Thankakudam
1964 Aadhyakiranangal Annamma P Bhaskaran Sathyan, Madhu
1964 Ore Bhoomi Ore Raktham
1964 Kalyana Photo
1964 Kuttikuppayam Kunjipathumma M Krishnan Nair Sheela, Madhu

References[edit]

http://en.msidb.org/displayProfile.php?category=actors&artist=Philomina&limit=147

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